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Cheraw, South Carolina: Dizzy Gillespie Statue

7-ft. tall bronze statue of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, with his bent trumpet and signature puffed out cheeks.

Market St., Cheraw, SC
Downtown in middle of the park, Market St. and 2nd Ave. southeast side.
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Dizzy Gillespie Statue

Dizzy Gillespie Statue

The statue of Dizzy Gillespie is in the downtown area.

[Sue, 02/13/2021]

Jazz trumpeter/composer/bandleader John "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993) was born and raised in Cheraw until he moved away to attend music school at age 16.

Dizzy Gillespie.

Dizzy Gillespie Statue

In the middle of downtown Cheraw is a very cool 7-ft. tall bronze statue of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. Apparently he was born and raised in Cheraw until he moved away at 17.

The artist did an amazing job; you can see Dizzy's giant puffed-up cheeks and contorted trumpet from the street as you pass by.

[Joe Young, 09/10/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Dizzie Gillespie Birthplace ParkDizzie Gillespie Birthplace Park, Cheraw, SC - < 1 mi.
John Coltrane MuralJohn Coltrane Mural, Hamlet, NC - 17 mi.
Trains!Trains!, Hamlet, NC - 17 mi.
In the region:
Grave of Virginia Dare, Philadelphus, NC - 40 mi.

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